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The cronut craze is still happening

The cronut craze is still happening

I haven’t had a chance to visit New York City this year yet but ran into a friend who was just there last week. She a dietitian and a foodie just like me and she told me about a bakery she ran into that had line ups down the street to try something called a(…)

Croissunday

Croissunday

I have a to give a big shout out to my friend Liz who told me about Croissunday (#croissunday), also known as Croissant Sunday, that happened over the weekend. This is the second year that NADÈGE Patisserie has done Croissunday where specialty croissant flavours are available for one day only. I have been a huge fan of(…)

Nutrition Month 2015 – Cooking with lentils event

Nutrition Month 2015 – Cooking with lentils event

Every year, Canadian Lentils organizes a hands-on cooking demonstration for dietitians across Canada to kick off nutrition month. This year, the Toronto event took place at Cirillo’s Culinary Academy – a beautifully design cooking studio that offers six different cooking stations for cooking events. The event was hosted by Gloria Tsang, Vancouver-based dietitian, founder of(…)

The Restaurants Canada Show 2015

The Restaurants Canada Show 2015

I’ve gone to a number of food events this year but was feeling a little underwhelmed after attending some of the consumer shows so I decided to check out a food event that was for industry only. The Restaurants Canada Show took place over three days from March 1 to 3 at the Direct Energy(…)

ChocoSol Traders – Jaguar chocolate workshop

ChocoSol Traders – Jaguar chocolate workshop

I just want to give a quick shout out about an upcoming event that is happening for people who love chocolate. ChocoSol Traders is having a Jaguar Chocolate Workshop on Thursday, March 12 from 6-9pm. I had the pleasure of taking a hands-on workshop at ChocoSol Traders last year and was blown away by how much I learned about what is(…)

Product review: SodaStream sparkling water makers

Product review: SodaStream sparkling water makers

I have been seeing SodaStream sparkling water makers everywhere these days. SodaStream promotes itself as a company that makes water exciting – encouraging you to drink more water by making water fun while being sustainable. When I first saw these machines I thought it was a way for people to make their own homemade pop but(…)

Chocolate isn’t good for you after all

Chocolate isn’t good for you after all

As a dietitian I keep hearing this questions time and time again – is chocolate good for you? Some common responses: Yes! Because it contains anti-oxidants. (This is true) No. Because chocolate contains a lot of fat and sugar. (This is also true) *sigh* I always find headlines like this exhausting because truth be told,(…)

Fitness trackers – Fit Bit and Jawbone

Fitness trackers – Fit Bit and Jawbone

You may have seen these cool, hip rubber bracelets that people have been wearing to track their activity level. Good-bye pedometers – hello fitness trackers! Fitness trackers take the simple concept of being aware of your activity throughout the day and enhance it. A fitness tracker not only acts as a pedometer, but it can(…)

How to cook rice

How to cook rice

As a dietitian, I often get asked how to cook certain things. The other day, someone asked “How do you cook rice?” and “How much does one cup of rice yield once cooked?” Fortunately, I have a number of excellent resources (Joy of Cooking and On Food and Cooking are just a couple of books(…)

New Year’s resolution – Learn to run 10km

New Year’s resolution – Learn to run 10km

For me, the new year happens to coincide with the start of my run and triathlon training. Running and triathlon season starts in the spring and goes into the summer/early fall. That gives me three to four months to get ready provided I start training in January or February. (I only do 10km runs or sprint(…)